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Person Specification

Support Worker

We are looking for people who are caring, fun, motivated, creative and great at problem solving. The people we support want workers who are friendly, practically minded and are great communicators. The ideal candidate will be fully committed to The Action Group’s values of equality, inclusion and opportunity for all. 


No experience required as paid training is provided.

Starting salary £22,165 – £22,999 per annum, pro rata and based on 39-hour work week.
Starting salary rate is paid at
£10.90 per hour and Sleepover payment of £87.20.

About The Role

The job can include anything from supporting people to get out and about, taking care of themselves and their homes, and going about their lives in general, to support with work, health and well-being, or attending and participating in activities.


By joining The Action Group, you are joining an enthusiastic team committed to making a real difference in the lives of others. You will learn what it means to provide complete person-centred support for people with learning disabilities and other support needs, helping them to live full lives within their community today, tomorrow and always.

No experience is required since we will provide bespoke training and support you in achieving relevant qualifications. In fact, many of our support workers go on to complete formal qualifications in social care as they develop their professional skills!


Shares our values:
  • Equality

  • Inclusion

  • Flexibility

  • Person-centred support

  • Respecting differences

Good in a time:
  • Communicates well

  • Takes responsibility

  • Asks for advice

  • Helps others

  • Can budget and manage a home

  • Assesses risk well

  • Plans stuff in advance

  • Responds well to challenging situations

Not afraid to think:
  • Reflects on practice

  • Learns from experience

  • Puts self in others' shoes

  • Suggests ideas

A nice person:
  • Listens

  • Interested in people

  • Patient and calm

  • Fun

  • Caring and considerate

Gets the details right:
  • Punctual

  • Consistent

  • Follows procedures

  • Finds out and remembers stuff

  • Completes paperwork

Applying Information

Interested in becoming a Support Worker? Click 'Apply Now' on one of the options below for more information and instructions on how to apply. You can also take a look at our full list of current vacancies or send an email to if you have any questions about applying.


Edinburgh & The Lothians

Contract Types

Full-time, Part-time & Casual



Good annual leave entitlements

24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling

TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme

Travel time payable where applicable

Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

Mileage allowance where applicable


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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Action Group is an Investors in People Platinum Award winning organisation, and we demonstrate our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion by being a Disability Confident Leader and a proud Stonewall Diversity Champion.

Disability Confident Leader

We particularly welcome applications from disabled candidates, who will be invited to interview if they meet the minimum criteria for the job.  If you feel that you fit this criteria, then please make us aware of this in writing when you apply.

Stonewall Silver Employer 2022

To ensure our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities in which we live and work, we encourage and welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, sexual orientation and gender identity. We are an organization which values people of all faiths, religions, disabilities, ages and ethnicities and believe our differences are our strengths.  For more information, please contact our Equality Network:


Some posts are covered by exemptions listed in schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.


We value the privacy of our job applicants.  To find out more, please read our privacy statement.

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